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New Genus of Giant Single-Celled Organism Found in Deep Pacific

Abyssalia

Two new genera and four new species of giant, single-celled xenophyophores (protozoans belonging to a group called the foraminifera) were discovered in the deep Pacific Ocean during a joint project between scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, U.K. (NOC), the University of Hawaii and the University of Geneva. “Moana” (meaning “the sea”) has inspired the name ‘”Moanammina” for one of the new

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Ocean Aero to Work with DHS S&T

Ocean Aero

Ocean Aero Inc., designer and builder of environmentally powered autonomous, underwater and surface vehicles (AUSVs), announced a multimillion-dollar agreement to deliver a variety of its AUSV models to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) for a groundbreaking research, evaluation and testing program. Ocean Aero will be delivering a mix of its Navigator and Discovery models and working

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XPRIZE Announces Winners

XPRIZE, which designs and operates incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced the winners of the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a global competition to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery. The grand prize winner, receiving a total of $4 million, was GEBCO-NF Alumni, an international team based in the United States, while KUROSHIO, from Japan, claimed $1

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Manned Submersible Expedition will Film Documentary in Deep Ocean Trenches

An expedition is planning to dive into five of the deepest trenches in the ocean to document unknown parts of the seafloor using a two-passenger submersible vehicle designed specifically for deep sea diving. The Five Deeps Expedition will use a specialized Triton submarine vessel named Limiting Factor that is designed for diving to extreme depths and lists a purchase price

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New Carnivorous Sponge Species Discovered

A new species of carnivorous sponge has been discovered in the North Atlantic Ocean by a team of scientists from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO). The sponge, Cladorhiza kenchingtonae, was named after Dr. Ellen Kenchington of Fisheries and Oceans Canada because of her numerous contributions to the scientific field of deep-sea benthic ecology, biodiversity monitoring and protection. The sponge

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